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by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 06, 2012 01:27 AM
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by Eric last modified Jan 05, 2012

The ArchiTech Gallery in Chicago has announced its first show for 2012. Titled "Architectural Drawing: From Europe to America", it will run January 6 to Saturday, April 28, 2012. Learn more after the jump... (Viollet-le-Duc, architect Louis Villeminot, draftsman, Design for Stone carving, Circa 1880) As stated in the press release: "Most early architectural drawings that have survived are now in museums. All of those, being fragile works on paper, are rarely seen when they're...




 

 

UnknownThe ArchiTech Gallery in Chicago has announced its first show for 2012. Titled "Architectural Drawing: From Europe to America", it will run January 6 to Saturday, April 28, 2012. Learn more after the jump...

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(Viollet-le-Duc, architect  Louis Villeminot, draftsman, Design for Stone carving, Circa 1880)

As stated in the press release:

"Most early architectural drawings that have survived are now in museums. All of those, being fragile works on paper, are rarely seen when they're out of their storage drawers.

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(George Mann Niedecken, Presentation rendering on linen scroll, Circa 1910)

This makes the Winter exhibition of this show, part II of a yearlong survey showcasing mid-Nineteenth Century European and Twentieth Century American architectural drawings, so rare.

That these drawings are actually for sale is rarer still.  Works for unbuilt projects by the French firm of Viollet-le-Duc share wall space with Chicago School drawings from the firm of Burnham and Root. After the death of John Wellborn Root, the firm was renamed D.H. Burnham and Company. After time (and the death of Daniel Burnham), it became "Burnham Brothers." Some of those drawings, now in the Art Institute collection, are available for the true connoisseur of architecture.

Other architects exhibited in this show are Bruce Goff, George Mann Niedecken and Alfonso Iannelli.

ArchiTech Gallery, Chicago's only commercial gallery of architectural art, has assembled works by some of the great names of architecture for this show and sale"

To plan your visit or for more info, follow the link.

All images courtesy ArchiTech Gallery. Top image info: Alfonso Iannelli, Design for Park Ridge Tennis Club, 1925



 

 

 
 
 

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